Multiplatform Political Reporter, NBC News Political Unit

NBCUniversal, LLC, Washington District of Columbia, US

Create the extraordinary.

NBC News seeks a scoop-driven reporter for a new multiplatform role within the network’s political unit in Washington. 

The successful candidate will be an ambitious reporter and writer who can work a beat, regularly break news and feel comfortable reporting across multiple editorial platforms, from digital and TV to audio, streaming and newsletters. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong sourcing on national politics and a drive to beat the competition on all things Washington, politics, elections and campaigns — and the many dynamics shaping them. 

You would collaborate closely with the team that produces the longest-running TV show in history, Meet the Press, and your work would support its editorial direction, as it evolves and expands in new and innovative ways. Your reporting would help power multiple MTP show platforms, NBC’s First Read and other new editorial offerings, the Meet the Press blog, and


  • Research, report and write multiple pieces per week
  • Report with accuracy and skill under deadline pressure, and be available for night and weekend work as needed
  • Break exclusive stories and develop unique newsletter items on elections, campaigns and politics for First Read, and
  • Be a full member of the team, contributing guest and segment ideas at Meet the Press and NBC News political unit meetings.

  • At least 3+ years experience covering and writing about national politics for a nationally recognized newspaper, magazine or website
  • Experience writing, producing or launching newsletters or a demonstrated interest in newsletters is a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of national and state politics, campaigns and Congress
  • Proven record of clear and authoritative writing
  • Ability to break news and work on deadline while also pursuing enterprise stories
  • Highly motivated and collaborative
  • Position is based on Washington DC 
  • Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
  • Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

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